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TBS to launch Jameela Jamil-fronted “The Misery Index”

WarnerMedia-owned comedy-centric cable channel TBS is set to premiere a new game-show featuring mortifying moments caught on tape in October. The Misery Index, inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens, sees ...
July 19, 2019

WarnerMedia-owned comedy-centric cable channel TBS is set to premiere a new game-show featuring mortifying moments caught on tape in October.

The Misery Index, inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens, sees contestants ranking miserable, real-life events according to the Misery Index, a 1-100 scale developed by a team of therapists.

British model and The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil hosts, with The Tenderloins comedy troupe, stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, serving as recurring panelists. Each competing team is made up of two Tenderloins — Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano — and one outside contestant.

Miserable moments range from getting stuck overnight in an elevator to walking in on your grandparents having sex.

The Misery Index was developed by comedy writer Andy Breckman, along with Ben and Dan Newmark of Grandma’s House Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Breckman, Ben and Dan Newmark and Vin Rubino. Howard Klein is EP for 3 Arts Entertainment.

The game-show premieres Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.

Watch the official trailer:

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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